I don’t make very many helicopter models. Built this Huey to try out the Antarctic decals I had for many 1/72 scale copters and started with the Huey.
A couple of uh-ohs during decaling;
- drop the copter and had to fix the fuselage split at the nose and polish it up and spray it again.
- grabbed the back end while one of the number decals was still soft from the decal set
- the only decals I didn’t use Solvaset on silvered really bad (NAVY on doors). I guess the use of a gloss acrylic paint didn’t stay that glossy
The copter was painted, decalled, and overcoated with Testor’s dullcoat. The orange actually looks pretty good all said and done. It was a real pain putting in all of those windows and one fell out while I was trying to remove the masking which made for some fun.
Other than a quick burnt umber wash there was no weathering done on this.
I was going to start the H-19 next in same antarctic colors but I had some much fun I’m going back to 1/48 scale for a couple of kits (Tamiya Corsair and Monogram Devastator). I’ve been dying to try out my Vallejo US Navy colors.